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By Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger’s examining of Aristotle was once one of many pivotal affects within the improvement of his philosophy. First released in German in 1981 as quantity 33 of Heidegger's gathered Works, this ebook interprets a lecture path he provided on the collage of Freiburg in 1931. Heidegger's cautious translation and his probing statement at the first 3 chapters of ebook IX of Metaphysics express the shut correlation among his phenomenological interpretation of the Greeks (especially of Aristotle) and his critique of metaphysics. also, Heidegger's disagreement with Aristotle's Greek textual content makes an important contribution to modern scholarship on Aristotle, relatively the knowledge of potentiality in Aristotle's suggestion. eventually, the booklet exemplifies Heidegger's present for instructing scholars tips on how to learn a philosophical textual content and the way to question that textual content in a philosophical way.

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We do not yet have rhe beings, assuming that the beings are formed by the sum. However, we begin in this way. We begin according to plan: in order to obtain the sum through counting, we begin with the sum. We select a first from the sum, which. according to our hypothesis. is in fact the beings; of course, the sum from which it is selected is taken as not yet counted up and tallied. Beings have their sum. the number of which, however, is not yet known; it is supposed to be determined in the count.

Has regard for it. just as we sometimes say: a request has been taken into consideration. it is in correspondence. it is accepted. This corresponding. f,yEtV. is intrinsically an avaQ>EpEtV 7tpo<; ro 7tpci>wv (compare r 2. I004a25): a "carrying onto the first" of the meaning and securing it there. a tiPTiltat. ai ot' o Atyov'tat (I 003b 17). " The manner of the carrying back and forth of the meanings to the first is different in each case. The first. however. is the sustaining and guiding hasic meaning; it is always that rrom out of which the meaning which carries itself to it and corresponds [ent-sprechen] to it is capable of being spoken.

Here again, we do not rncan that walking is the very opposite of sick: nor do we mean that 1'alking is a sign of health: nor do we mean that it produces health. Rather. it is healthy because it is conducive to the recovery and 32 /11trod11ctio11 improvement of health (IPUAU'ttEtv). Thus "healthy" is said of the heart, of medicinal herbs, of the complexion. of walking: all four are healthy, and yet they cannot be called this in the same sense. Health (healthiness) is predicated of many different things.

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